Our Leadership Team

 
Pastor/Teacher Errol Hale

Pastor/Teacher Errol Hale

Errol Hale

Born, 1956;  Born again, 1976;  Married Frances, 1974;  3 married daughters and 11 grandchildren.

Errol was born in a Christian family. In 1974, he married his high school sweetheart, Frances. Though raised in a Christian home, Errol was not converted until 1976, when he and Frances came to faith in Christ through the witness of a co-worker. The two served in a Calvary Chapel and two Baptist Churches. Errol earned an M.A. in Church History, and a D.Min. in Practical Theology from Master's Graduate School of Divinity. Errol is the founding pastor of Grace Bible Church, the church having started as a Bible Study in the Hales’ home.

Elder Jorge Elias

Elder Jorge Elias

Jorge Elias

Born, 1985;  Born again, 2011; Married Carisa, 2017.

Jorge was born and raised in Southern California (L.A.) and served five years in the Marines. After honorably discharged, he was born-again after being exposed to the preaching/teaching ministry of "Grace to You" and while reading through the New Testament.  Jorge has been attending Grace Bible Church since 2013 and served as the church administrator 2016-2018.  Jorge is a graduate of The Master's College (now Master's University) with a B.A. in biblical studies (counseling and languages).  He now serves as an elder.

 
Deacon Jim Franco

Deacon Jim Franco

Jim Franco

Born, 1953;  Born again, 1994;  Married to Lucy, 1992; 4 children.

Jim received a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Northridge with a double major.  During this time, in some of the classes he attended, he realized that God was opening his eyes with evidence of His existence.  Jim currently owns and operates a Tax and Estate planning corporation in Thousand Oaks, CA.  Jim has been attending Grace Bible Church since 1999.  Jim has been in discipleship groups since 2001 and leads the Cornerstone Home Fellowship.  He also led a church financial course on how to eliminate debts as the Bible teaches.  Jim in an adviser to the church and has been engaged in Leadership training for a number of years at Grace Bible church.

 

Deacon Jim Glavey

Deacon Jim Glavey

JIM GLAVEy

Born, 1945;  Born again, 1997;  Widowed; 2 children, 10 grandchildren.

Jim spent 51 years working in several different manufacturing plants. His last employer was Budweiser in the San Fernando Valley.  During this time with the company, the Lord converted him at a Vineyard Church in Camarillo, CA.  Jim is now retired.  Jim has been attending Grace Bible Church since 2011.  He serves as a deacon, a greeter, is in a discipleship group, and belongs to the One Accord Home Fellowship.  He has been attending the Leadership training for several years. 

 
Deacon Dave Duth

Deacon Dave Duth

Dave Guth

Born, 1954;  Born again, 1970;  Married Patricia, 1981.

David was born and raised in a liberal Christian denomination until the age of 16.  After this, his family attended Parkview Baptist Church in Mokena, Illinois where they heard the Gospel preached for the first time.  One Saturday afternoon David read the Gospel in a tract from Moody Bible Institute.  The call to believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and repentance from sin were too strong to resist.  Since that time, God has shown his unfailing love to this sinner saved by grace.  David as has served in leadership in two other churches over the last 30 years.  He has been attending Grace Bible Church since 2010.  He serves as a deacon, a greeter, a vocalist in the music ministry, and leads street evangelism.  David and Patti have owned a small general contracting business in Oak Park, California for over 30 years.

Deacon Vinicio Leones

Deacon Vinicio Leones

Vinicio Leones

Born, 1965;  Born again, 1997;  Married Rosario, 1993; 1 daughter.

Vinicio was born in Ecuador and relocated to California at age 10.  He met his wife, Rosario, in the 6th grade.  In 1997, the Lord mercifully awakened Vinicio, giving him the gift of faith to believe the Gospel.  Because Vinicio’s family was living in Moorpark and worshiping in Oxnard, he started praying and looking for a church where his family would get the whole counsel of God.  By God’s grace, He led the Leones’ family to Grace Bible Church in 2012, where he and his wife serve in a number of ways.  Vinicio serves as a deacon, usher, discipleship leader, and in other areas.